7 Slot Games Guaranteed to Make You Nostalgic
As if wandering around the Castle Jackpot courtyard hasn’t been enough of a journey through time for thee, we deliver seven online slots that combatants will love if they’re partial to a reminder of times gone by. With themes from both the UK and overseas, from classic TV-based slots, to those inspired by movies and video games, there’s plenty here to leave jousters with more than a tinge of romantic wistfulness.
We’ll guide thee through the best bonus features that each game has to offer, plus a bit of background to the theme and information on how to play each slot. And if you’re keen to learn more about any of them, then it may be wise to play the free demo to see if these slots are to thine liking.
In order to ease challengers into the long journey of sentimental yearning, we’ll start with the slot set the furthest forward in time and slowly work our way back chronologically. So without any more ado, we present the first of our nostalgic online slots.
1. Worms Reloaded Slot
With its trademark cartoon violence, the Worms video game series has won the hearts of millions worldwide. This mobile slot game continues the fun of the classic series that began with its eponymous title in 1995, and continues to entertain the masses. Part of the series’ success comes down to its frequent use of cultural references, such as subtle nods to Star Wars to more blatant allusions to Monty Python.
With Worms Reloaded Slot, Blueprint Gaming have taken elements of the classic video games and run with them. The weapons that are featured as symbols and bonuses are incredible, with fan-favourites such as Concrete Donkeys, Banana Bombs, and Holy Hand Grenades appearing across the reels. Sadly, there’s no room to include the Inflatable Scouser from later games.
Some incredible bonus features are available to Castle Jackpot jousters, with a Jet Pack Bonus and Super Sheep Free Spins aiding challengers in their quest for jackpots. Speaking of jackpots, Worms Reloaded is one of many games that includes Blueprint Gaming’s Jackpot King feature, a progressive jackpot system that is accumulated through all of the Blueprint games that are part of the jackpot network.
2. Count Duckula Slot
Count Duckula is a classic animated television series that began in 1988 and lasted for five years, and follows the adventures of a vegetarian vampire duck. Originally commissioned by Nickelodeon bosses as a spin-off from the popular UK television series Dangermouse, Count Duckula evolved in its own right, and boasts a legion of loyal fans from both sides of the Atlantic.
Blueprint Gaming have brilliantly utilised the source material in Count Duckula Slot, with the game featuring authentic audio from the series; including character catchphrases and even the original theme tune which plays in the background on every spin. The reels themselves are fairly standard, with five in play, along with three rows and a total of 20 paylines, but there are some high-paying symbols to be found.
The bonus features are all linked to fan-favourite characters from the show. Nanny hands out colossal wilds, Igor spills mystery symbol potions onto the reels, and Dr. Von Goosewing gives jousters the opportunity to spin the reels for free. This online slot also takes advantage of Blueprint Gaming’s Jackpot King feature, which works in exactly the same way as explained for Worms Reloaded.
3. Thundercats Slot
Another 1980s cartoon here, featuring cat-like aliens. Produced in the US, Thundercats first appeared on UK screens in 1985, and remained there until 1989. In addition to several spin-offs, Thundercats has enjoyed a revival of late, but this slot is based on the original TV series. With rumours of a new Thundercats-themed online slot on the horizon, this installment presents a perfect way to get reacquainted.
Blueprint Gaming’s Thundercats Slot is primarily designed for mobile devices, given its portrait mode layout. Don’t worry if thou art on a desktop though, it’s still fully playable, so Castle Jackpot jousters can pick up the sword of omens and challenge Lion-O to the title of ‘Lord of the Thundercats’ no matter where they are.
Lion-O obviously isn’t the only character to make the leap to the reels, as Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra, and Wily Cat each offer a host of bonus features - such as stacked wilds - as part of the base game across their own personalised set of reels. The Thunder Wheel adds to the intensity, and presents a variety of bonuses that generally award 10 free spins with various multipliers serving to increase jackpots.
4. The Goonies Slot
Hey, you guys! The same year that Thundercats first aired, The Goonies was released in cinemas internationally. Steven Spielberg’s caper, in which a group of youngsters go on the hunt for One-Eyed Willy’s treasure while avoiding a variety of traps, spawned a cult following, and remains a popular franchise today. Jousters can join the gang as they follow the treasure map seeking mega jackpots.
Blueprint Gaming have had a complete monopoly on the nostalgic online slots list so far, which highlights how well they adapt pop culture themes into slot games, and The Goonies Slot is no different. A variety of characters are featured in bonus games, although the base game focuses more on the pirate treasure aspects, particularly with the symbols that are present across the five reels, with the jolly roger flag paying 500x jouster’s stakes.
The base game bonuses are randomly triggered during play, and there are lots of them. Either Mouth, Chunk, Data, Mikey, or Sloth can appear on the reels offering wilds, colossal reels, and big wins. Furthermore, there are six of One-Eyed Willy’s bonus features that can be accessed, handing out multipliers and free spins to enhance jackpots.
5. The Great Chicken Escape Slot
Hold on to your feathers Knights and Maidens of the Castle Jackpot court as we head back to the early 2000s and the claymation film that is Chicken Run. Telling the story of a troop of fowl-minded geniuses in a POW themed game, The Great Chicken Escape sees you spin the reels and attempt to avoid the fate of being turned into a chicken pie.
Developed by Pragmatic Play, this slot will make thee feel as though you are being held in a POW camp, so it’s time to dig for victory as you look to avoid the guard towers in the hunt for the five bonus features on offer and a hensational jackpot prize.
There is certainly a lot going on within this slot, with the highest-paying symbols featuring chickens dressed in army berets, side caps and peaked caps. Players will also need to keep a close eye out for the guard dog and Wild symbols that appear on the reels, as all these can potentially alter the payout in the base game.
6. Wonder Woman Bullets and Bracelets Slot
Based on the 1975 TV series starring Lynda Carter as the Amazonian Princess, based on the DC Comics character created by William Moulton Marston that began life as far back as 1941. The Wonder Woman franchise has consistently evolved over time, appearing on the silver screen in a 2017 film as part of the DC Extended Universe, and now making it to the world of online slots.
Wonder Woman Bullets and Bracelets Slot is developed by SG Interactive, who have perfectly captured the vibrant style of the 1970s TV series. Much like Thundercats slot, this game is primarily designed for mobile devices, although it can be played on desktops as well. While the visuals are stunning, it could perhaps be accused of not fully delivering on potential regarding the inclusion of other characters.
There are three main bonus features, and two of them (Transforming Wilds and Knock Out Wilds) centre around free spins. While they both see 100 paylines in play, the U-Spin Wheel bonus is really the one to look out for. Cash prizes are obtainable, and they’re not sums of money that you should turn your nose up to, but landing the wheel on one of the three available jackpots is the main focus.
7. Top Cat Slot
Top Cat is one of the most beloved jackpot slots that Castle Jackpot has in its ranks. Based on the beloved US cartoon series from the early 1960s. It’s that series that this slot game takes its inspiration from, as opposed to the slightly bizarre Mexican-Argentine produced 2011 film, and Blueprint Gaming provide a high quality mobile slot.
There’s a clear narrative in Top Cat Slot, and it follows on from the TV series. Essentially, Top Cat is a schemer, and he assembles his rabble of rowdy rebels in order to secure big wins and massive jackpots. Meanwhile, the irritable Officer Charlie Dibble continually attempts to thwart the gang’s plans, interrupting Top Cat as he attempts to use the alley phone to assist jousters, and chasing the crew from bonus features.
When Officer Dibble doesn’t get in the way, those bonus features can be lucrative in terms of payouts. Legendary squad members Benny, Brain, Choo, and Spook offer contenders a variety of base game features, while the whole gang gets together to discuss Master Plan bonuses; where multipliers, free spins, and sticky wilds are up for grabs. Finally, Blueprint’s Jackpot King feature that has already been mentioned several times, is also included here.
Castle Jackpot provides Knights and Maidens with some terrific slots from the world of film, television, and video games, and these are just a few of what we have in our arsenal. There are plenty more slots that are set in times gone by, so feel free to roam the castle grounds and discover slots that are similar to the ones you’ve stumbled across here, or to seek out those that are more suited to your tastes. Never forget the castle also boasts some outstanding online casino games, as well as online bingo rooms that you can explore at your leisure.
Make sure you keep an eye on our online slots and casino blog for more articles such as this one, along with those that help to explain the terminology and features of mobile slots, to help guide those of you that are new to our realm.
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